Arctic Zero post disaster date pint nights make the night better with no guilt after! Only 150-300 calories per pint! Grab a spoon, a pint and read about our dating blunders!
Back in college, we instituted pint night. It usually followed the break up of one of my roommates and their boyfriends. We'd make a trip to the store, grab our chosen pint of ice cream, then head home to drown our spoons and bad dates in the latest pint of ice cream while we talked, cried and eventually laughed about our dating woes.
Many a night was spent fixated on "the one" and whether or not we'd ever meet that one. As the years went on, less people joined our pint nights and got married. Started having kids. Got new careers. Bought their first houses.
But in our family, pint nights are still reserved for those nights that nothing...NOTHING goes right.
And when the kids aren't around, I drown my sorrows in a pint of ice cream. This time, alone.
You see, after a long hiatus from hearing about first date blunders and being left in the restaurant by some blind date that never showed, I'm back to those nights. And I hate every minute of it. I made sure in college I dated every person I felt somewhat compatable with in an effort to determine what (and who) I wanted to marry. I eventually left that couch and built a great life. I got married, I had a family...I had a good run. But circumstances have left me back on the couch, spoon in hand. Alone.
This time I'm almost twenty years older and the metabolism isn't as forgiving of high calorie high fat indulgences like my college days. I can sit on the couch and indulge but my butt's going to jiggle a whole lot longer than it did when I was younger. So I opt for lower calorie pints like Arctic Zero.
And as I sit there (alone--insert spoon in hand) I think about some of my more interesting first date blunders I've had now that I'm in my thirties:
- The guy who sent me a screenshot of his passed background check, and the lack of his name being on any criminal or sex offender registry site. We didn't get to the first date.
- The guy who I hadn't even met for a first date yet who said he would treat my kids as his own and would love my kids like his own. That's easy to say when you don't have a YouTube addicted six year old who while at work one day decided to make her own DIY backyard splash pad and turned the backyard into piles of mud. Or the ground up colored chalk bags that she decided to make faux frosting with but just ended up making the house look like a 5k Color Run went through our house. Guess who got to clean that up for several hours as she hugged me and headed off to her dad's for the night?
- The guy who through the entire date kept commenting on how "trustworthy" he was and how I could "trust" him. He was right in some respects. I googled the crap out of him prior to our date and found nothing major but unfortunately he never made it to date two because I ran into someone he dated at the gym and found out how "trustworthy" he was.
- The guy who I graciously told on the first date I wasn't interested in who then for the next month proceeded to ask if we could arrange a friends with benefits status between us. No kidding the last time I declined a few hours later before bed I went on Facebook and he had a picture of his new girlfriend posted on Facebook, the two of them smiling for the cameras.
- This guy made it a few dates in. He made it to the date where you start to wonder maybe where things are going. Do you continue to invest or move on? So ladies you break out "the outfit" to gauge how he feels. This guy was hard to read. So I pulled the "the outfit" out of it's place in the section of my closet marked "retired" for this date. All I got was... "you look nice." And later when I hinted on how a girl would tell if he likes her he replied, "I'll want to hang out with you." He didn't call for a week after that. No "what's your schedule like this week?" Or, "what nights do you not have the kids or school so we can hang out?" Just a couple of texts here and there. UGH!!! "The outfit" went back into retirement for awhile and he quickly became reduced to "just a friend." 🙁
- Those guys who are older and not married and say "it's just bad luck I'm not married yet." Or, "I just haven't found the right one." Those are my counseling mind bread and butter. It isn't "luck" men and I'll usually find out within a date or two what the deficiency is you experience whether it be Social, relationship or mental. See #5 hot skirt deficiency for an example of why it isn't "luck" that he's not married.
I'm grateful that Arctic Zero has come to the rescue for those of us in desperate need of a pint night but who are also being overcome by gravity, loss of muscle mass and crow's feet.
Arctic Zero ice cream is as low as 150-300 calories per pint!! Arctic Zero is gluten free, lactose free, and natural.
PS!!! YOU can win 5 pints of Arctic Zero for youself!! Just leave a comment letting me know 1. The flavor of Arctic Zero you want to try and 2. your dating disaster.
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